Presentation on theme: "Update on Commission disaster management initiatives - Community approach to disaster prevention Thomas de Lannoy – DG ENV A4 DG ENVIRONMENT Civil Protection."— Presentation transcript:
Update on Commission disaster management initiatives - Community approach to disaster prevention Thomas de Lannoy – DG ENV A4 DG ENVIRONMENT Civil Protection – Prevention and Preparedness
Community Civil Protection Mechanism adopted on 8 November 2007 (2007/779/EC, Euratom) Civil Protection Financial Instrument adopted on 5 March 2007 (2007/162/EC, Euratom) Prevention Preparedness Response European civil protection co-operation
Creating the conditions for the development of knowledge based disaster prevention policies at all levels of government Linking the actors and policies throughout the disaster management cycle Making existing instruments perform better for disaster prevention Reinforcing international cooperation in the field of prevention Prevention – What is the aim? Preparedness ResponseReconstruction Prevention
Reinforcing international cooperation in the field of prevention Emphasise disaster prevention in upcoming cooperation initiatives with third countries Coordinate with the International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and ensure close ties with the EU Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in developing countries
Feedback from the EU Institutions European Parliament ̶ September 2009 Resolution on forest fires ̶ Own initiative report (ENVI) Council ̶ July workshop ̶ Council Conclusion expected at Nov-Dec JHA Council (PROCIV) EESC and CoR have adopted an opinion
Main initial activities Risk assessment and planning ̶ Comparative study of national practices ̶ Development of guidelines Good practice programme ̶ Studies, workshops, guidelines Improvement of disasters data and knowledge base – stakeholders expert group Mapping of financial instruments supporting prevention measures Multi-sectoral disaster prevention network
500 participants Exhibition: international partners, training centres, innovative technology + civil protection modules Debates and seminars on prevention, response, cooperation with other actors in the field, etc.